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Asteroids: A History free pdf This history of asteroids explains how ideas about asteroids have evolved and provides insights into the evolution of scientific ideas. The author describes how such phenomena as the Moon's craters and dinosaur extinction were gradually, and by some scientists grudgingly, accepted as the results of asteroid impacts. He tells how a band of icy asteroids rimming the solar system, first proposed as a theory in the 1940s, was ignored for more than 40 years until renewed interest and technological breakthroughs confirmed the existence of the Kuiper Belt. Covering all aspects of asteroid investigation, Peebles also chronicles the discovery of Shoemaker-Levy 9, a comet with 22 nuclei that crashed into Jupiter in 1994, releasing many times the energy of the world's nuclear arsenal.

About Curtis Peebles

Curtis Peebles has published ten books and more than forty articles. He is the author of Watch the Skies: A Chronicle of the Flying Saucer Myth (1994) and coauthor of Flying Without Wings (1999), both published by the Smithsonian Institution Press.

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Author : Curtis Peebles
Publisher : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Data Published : 17 July 2001
ISBN : 1560989823
EAN : 9781560989820
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 290 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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